Energy NW announces executive board member

William S. Orser of Raleigh, N.C., has been appointed as an outside director on Energy Northwest's executive board.

He is the retired president of Progress Energy Co. and was interim chief executive for Tennessee Valley Authority from 2006-07.

Energy Northwest's executive board is responsible for setting policy and overseeing the day-to-day operations of the organization.

The executive board has 11 members -- five elected from the board of directors, three appointed by the board of directors from outside Energy Northwest and the remaining three appointed by the governor of Washington.